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Trading Up: A Critical Perspective on Jobs, Governance & Security in U.S. Trade Policy

June 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to invite you to“Trading Up: A Critical Perspective on Jobs, Governance & Security in U.S. Trade Policy,”  A program that includes continental breakfast, lunch and an evening reception.

U.S.  trade policy is at a crossroads. With progress at the WTO seemingly halted, the global business community has turned to alternative strategies, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The Administration continues to work to advance the TPP this year, but its unpopularity with all remaining presidential candidates and their primary voters has made that goal tenuous.

From 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.—Trade & Security:

Do trade deals have an appreciable impact on security? How will the Trans-Pacific
Partnership affect China’s trade relations with its Pacific neighbors or improve U.S.-China
relations? Will the TPP ensure that “we” write the rules of trade rather than China (and who
is “we” anyway)? What can we learn from NAFTA and CAFTA about the relationship between
trade and national security?

  • Heather Hurlburt, New America Foundation
  • Adam Hersh, Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University
  • Jeff Faux, Economic Policy Institute
  • Manuel Perez Rocha, Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator: Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO

Please join us for a deep dive into these and related issues with thought leaders and trade experts from the U.S. and around the world.

We encourage you to R.S.V.P. as soon as possible, as space is limited for this free event. Check out the Trading Up conference agenda in full.


AFL-CIO, Gompers Room
815 16th St. NW
Washington, DC United States
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